APPLY BY JULY 7 FOR CHANCE TO JOIN BIGHORN SHEEP TRAPPING OPERATION

APPLY BY JULY 7 FOR CHANCE TO JOIN BIGHORN SHEEP TRAPPING OPERATION

SANTA FE – The application deadline is midnight July 7 for a chance to watch and participate in a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep trapping operation – an outstanding recreational opportunity offered by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

The Aug. 10-15 bighorn sheep trapping operation at Wheeler Peak near Taos is among several opportunities offered through the Gaining Access Into Nature (GAIN) program. GAIN offers people a chance to experience wildlife-associated recreation other than hunting and fishing. Activities also include guided elk bugling, deer viewing and bird-watching tours, and electrofishing surveys.

To apply for the bighorn sheep GAIN activity, please visit the Department Web site, www.wildlife.state.nm.us and click on “Wildlife Adventures.” The activity fee is $81 per person and two spots are available. Successful applicants will be notified in mid-July.

A GAIN event scheduled July 28-30 has been cancelled. Plans for the Desert Creature Double-Feature included guided nighttime tours to view a myriad of snakes, lizards and other creatures of the night near Deming, and a special stargazing activity at City of Rocks State Park. The event may be rescheduled.

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